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Clerkships

The UCSF Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery is proud to offer a broad array of medical student clerkships. Clerkships at UCSF aim to foster the growth of your medical knowledge through direct patient-care experiences and interactions with our renowned clinical and research faculty.

At UCSF we are committed to building a broadly diverse community, to nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and to engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery and patient care. The UCSF Department of Otolaryngology encourages medical students who are underrepresented in medicine as defined by the AAMC and are interested in pursuing a career in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery to apply for a visiting clerkship at our institution (via VSAS).

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Otolaryngology 140.01 P - Parnassus

This clerkship is in general otolaryngology - head and neck surgery and includes the diagnosis and treatment of facial plastic and reconstructive, neurotologic, rhinologic, otologic, and laryngolic problems common head and neck disorders. Both inpatient and outpatient experiences will be offered.

Objectives

  • To learn about and participate in the evaluation and treatment of basic otolaryngologic problems in the inpatient, consult, and emergency setting

Common Problems/Diseases

  • Neurotologic
  • Otologic general
  • OHNS (rhinology, sinus, sleep)

Instructor

Anna Meyer, MD

Prerequisites

Surgery 110, Internal Medicine

Primary Location

Parnassus Campus

Otolaryngology 140.01 S - SFGH

This clerkship is in general otolaryngology - head and neck surgery (OHNS) and includes the diagnosis and treatment of common head and neck disorders. Both inpatient and outpatient experiences will be offered.

Objectives

  • To learn about and participate in the evaluation and treatment of basic otolaryngologic problems in the inpatient, consult, emergency, and outpatient setting
  • To learn about the particular needs and concerns of special patient populations including HIV-infected patients, and alcohol and drug dependent individuals

Common Problems/Diseases

  • Cancer of the Head and Neck
  • Facial Plastics/Trauma
  • Otology
  • Rhinology
  • General OHNS
  • Pediatric OHNS

Instructor

Marika Russell, MD

Prerequisites

Surgery 110, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics

Primary Location

San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH)

Otolaryngology 140.01 V - VAMC

This clerkship is in general otolaryngology - head and neck surgery and includes the diagnosis and treatment of common head and neck disorders. Both inpatient and outpatient experiences will be offered.

Objectives

  • Inpatient, outpatient, and operative management of the full spectrum of otolaryngology - head and neck surgery
  • Emphasis is in clinic evaluation and treatment of common disorders

Common Problems/Diseases

  • Hearing disorders
  • Head and neck cancers
  • Paranasal sinus diseases

Instructor

Steven Pletcher, MD

Recommended Text

Introduction to Otorhinolaryngology by James B. Snow, Jr., MD

Prerequisites

Surgery 110, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics

Primary Location

SF Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Otolaryngology 140.01 M - Mission Bay

This clerkship includes the diagnosis and treatment of common and complex pediatric otolaryngology disorders as well as diagnoses, treatment and reconstruction of head and neck neoplasms, head and neck cancer treatment and reconstruction. Both inpatient and outpatient experiences will be offered. (Offered as a two-week, advanced elective).

Objectives

  • To learn about and participate in the evaluation and treatment of patients with head and neck cancers
  • To learn about and participate in the evaluation and treatment of pediatric patients with otolaryngic disorders

Common Problems/Diseases

  • Pediatric OHNS disorders
  • Head and neck tumors
  • Head and neck cancers

Instructor

William Ryan, MD

Prerequisites

Surgery 110, Internal Medicine

Primary Location

UCSF Mission Bay Hospitals